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I will put this as the answer to the question. My suggestion for the direction for the brand is you go with a thick script fonts because they are fun and playful, you don't want to have serious and complex feeling when customers buy products or services from you client. If this helped you Stef, mark it as the answer.


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They should. Theres no logical reason to exclude anything from your vertical rhythm. Traditionally vertical rhythm isn't something that has been given much importance in web design (nowhere near as universally as in print design at least). Partly due to technical limitations—it's a lot harder to keep a consistent vertical rhythm with baselines and heights ...


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You don't need text labels. In your example images it's not clear what the two color bars are, but in context it should be perfectly clear. Assuming that choosing a new color in the picker will update the 'new color' bar, that will make it clear what the that color is, and the user is either aware of the color they already have selected, which makes it ...


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Yes, increase the letter spacing. Below a cetain size you should almost always do that. Furthermore there are typefaces specifically designed for small sizes (e.g. see the ink traps on bell centennial) and families that come with specific versions of the same font for different sizes. The latter is usually indicated with specific terms: caption, text, ...


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Wikipedia, 'Small caps' page: In typography, small capitals (usually abbreviated small caps) are uppercase (capital) characters set at the same height and weight as surrounding lowercase (small) letters or text figures. They are used in running text to prevent capitalized words from appearing too large on the page, and as a method of emphasis or ...


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libertine is pretty good! Quality open type featured font http://linuxlibertine.sourceforge.net/Libertine-EN.html


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Boldface with italics lacks sufficient emphasis I don't think it does, actually. The italics make it feel like those words are specific terms that we've learned about previously in the document and should take note of when they appear. APA Style would probably categorize these as "key terms", as discussed in this post. A key term italicized in an APA ...


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Another option: Drop the bold and use color for the whole emphasised string, then bold or italic the extra-emphasised words. Using color isn't a bad option but if the whole string being emphasised is more important than the specific words I would keep the whole emphasised string the same color (wether that is the same color as the full paragraph or not). ...


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Wow, that's an exacting set of requirements. And you want this for free!? But EB Garamond 12 has all of what you want, but as alternates: it has lining figures available as an option and a single-story 'g' included as an alternate. You'd have to reprogram it in a font editor or use HTML code to make the alternate 'g' and lining figures the defaults.


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Avoid using amateur fonts for body text since most of them are not so well spaced - use pro ones for body text. (I'm including there fonts released for free but developed by professionals.) If you must use a freebie font to stand out, use it for headings only and manually adjust spacing if you can. Don't use anything gimmicky and don't use anything not ...


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The font's creators wanted historical accuracy over what looks right to us now. The model for the Garamond installed with Office, Monotype Garamond, is actually the work of Jean Jannon (misattributed to Garamond - long story). You can see a 1928 print of his original in this pdf on page 36, wonky italic capitals and all. nihilistenhymne's answer is not ...


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According to my favorite style guide, this is what the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) has to say on the matter (section 6.6): "Like parentheses and brackets, quotation marks should appear in the same font--roman or italic--as the surrounding text, which may or may not match that of the material they enclose." ... "As with parentheses ...


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Why is the text set in italic? If the text is being set in italic to show that the text is being quoted, I would argue that the quotation marks are a part of the quote—so they should be set in italic too (Some may argue the opposite, but my last argument trumps this anyway). If you are setting the text in italic to add emphasis then it depends on... What ...


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Before answering, I ask a rhetorical question: Why use both anyway? Italics indicate a quotation. Quote marks indicate a quotation. So it's redundant signaling to use both. But in any case, the answer is: If the quote is in italics, then the quote marks must be also, because they are part of the quote, in the sense that they define the start and end of it. ...


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If you are in a position to be able to speak up, I don't think it's unreasonable at all to let your co-workers know that the lack of finality on the copy they give you is causing problems in the design workflow. One company I worked for, for example, never had a real in house designer before me, so they had no clue how to interact with me. Your situation may ...


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Am I missing something obvious with the lower case 'a' & 'e' that will make the angled terminals work the way i want? If by "work the way I want" you consider them be consistent, fluent and overall make an impression then your second solution is the one to go for. Why? First of all the first one doesn't exactly make a wow impression. As Milton ...


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In short, you have to begin at the bottom. What you seem to be describing there is the role of the creative director. It is good that you trust in your own abilities, but you must prove this to your employer and focusing on one area at the beginning is not beneficial. Your main aim should be employment in the design field, and then moving onto a ...



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